The Charlotte County Long-Term Recovery Group Gets New Team Members
As we continue to recover from Hurricane Ian, creating a long-term plan for redeveloping our community is a top priority. With the resources provided by the Red Cross, the Charlotte County Long Term Recovery Group is able to assess the community's vision for our future.
To help the community reach this goal the LTRG has expanded its team to include three young active community members. Meet The Team:
Danyel Yurkovitch, 19, is now attending her second-year at Florida International University. Majoring in criminal justice, Danyel wishes to attend law school and open her own private practice. Danyel was born and raised in Charlotte County, she participated in Mock Trail during high school and has also helped out in her local synagogue as an assistant teacher for the Sunday Hebrew School.
Daphnie Toussaint, 20 is attending Englewood Fire School and is currently involved in the Youth Action Board (YAB) where we help homeless youth find housing. Daphnie was also raised in Charlotte County and has participated in community engagement such as Homeless Coalition and volunteer work at sports events.
Dylan Hogan, 21 is a 4th-year Political Science and Urban Studies student at the New College of Florida. Raised in Southwest Florida, Dylan has deep roots in the community having served on the Board of Directors for TEAM Punta Gorda and volunteered for local organizations including the Homeless Coalition and the Gulfcoast Partnership. He has been involved with the COAD since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic by helping with mass vaccination efforts.
The new LTRG team members are looking to engage with the community by hearing their stories to help change and bring hope to what Charlotte County’s future will look like.
The Charlotte County Long-Term Recovery Group works to coordinate recovery services and build resiliency for individuals, families, and entities adversely impacted by Hurricane Ian in Charlotte County. Its purpose is to engage the community and create a vision while re-imagining the systems and landscape of our community. A plan will be created and published in the Summer of 2023. For more information, please contact us at LTRteam@gulfcoastpartnership.org.
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